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MEF Academy Events
 11Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data Effectively11-12 Aug 2020
 12Tatacara Menangani Masalah Disiplin12-13 Ogos 2020
 13Tasks Automation with Microsoft Excel VBA/Macro13-14 August 2020
 13Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human Resources13-14 August 2020
 14Introduction to Competency Mapping14 August 2020
 17Managing Performance of Work From Home (WFH) Employees17-18 August 2020
 18Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processes using Excel18 August 2020
 18Data Management with PivotTable using Microsoft Excel18 Aug 2020
 18Behavioral Interview Assessment: Using S.T.A.R to validate candidates18-19 August 2020
 18Disciplinary Procedures18-19 August 2020
 24Certified Training Needs Assessor (TNA)24-25 August 2020
 26Time Management and Handling Work Stress - For Non-Executives Post-Covid 19 (Mandarin)26-27 August 2020
 

Highlights
 ‘Restricting foreign worker construction agriculture and plantation sectors only will devastate manufacturing and services sectors’  The government’s decision to restrict foreign workers to only three sectors – construction, agriculture and plantation – would further devastate the operations of industries in other sectors which are trying very hard to recover from the Movement Control Order (MCO).Thursday, 30 July 2020
 
 Consultancy Service on Retrenchment Exercise  The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted businesses globally. Employers have to focus on managing their businesses effectively for sustainability in the current economic environment. Many employers in Malaysia are implementing cost cutting measures to ensure business viability.Friday, 3 July 2020
 
 Employers’ group joins chorus against govt ratifying trade pact  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said the CPTPP threatened Malaysia’s sovereignty by way of imposing foreign economic models and labour standards.Sunday, 9 August 2020
 
 No need to press panic button, says virologist  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said many employers and employees are not ready for extended work-from-home policies.Tuesday, 4 August 2020
 
 'Malaysians don't last long in unfavourable jobs'  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan described local job seekers' reception of least favourable jobs, including 3D jobs (dirty, dangerous, and difficult), as "lukewarm".Monday, 3 August 2020
 
 Not happy with shift on foreign labour policy  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said sectors were denied foreign workers would face acute manpower shortage, causing disruption to operations.Friday, 31 July 2020
 
 Number of businesses forced to close could be higher, says SME group  The deputy minister said more than 80,000 new businesses were registered but I don’t know whether they are really doing business or just registered as one, MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan told FMT.Friday, 31 July 2020
 
 MTUC calls for automatic extension of loan moratorium  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan had a similar reaction to Muhyiddin’s announcement. He told FMT borrowers would face a challenge in justifying to the banks their need for the extension.Friday, 31 July 2020
 
 New foreign worker policy draws brickbats  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said the three sectors allowed to use foreign workers – construction, agricultural and plantation – employed only about 837,800 of the two million documented migrant workers in Malaysia.Thursday, 30 July 2020
 
 'Stricter RMCO enforcement vital'  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the MCO had caused Malaysia to see the highest unemployment rate ever in the past 30 years.Thursday, 30 July 2020
 
 Moratorium extension and targeted bank assistance a timely move  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said that while the extension looks good on paper, it is troublesome in terms of administration and implementation.Thursday, 30 July 2020
 
 Employee training an investment, bosses told  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan explained that many SMEs were unwilling to release their employees for training as they would not have enough manpower to operate, which would translate into higher costs.Wednesday, 22 July 2020
 
 More businesses will close without extended moratorium, warns MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said the ending of the moratorium will result in many businesses closing faster.Tuesday, 21 July 2020
 
 Mr Christopher Raj on Astro news  Mr Christopher Raj on Astro news speaking on negative impacts if government decided not to extend loan moratorium beyond SeptemberTuesday, 21 July 2020 [External Site/Link]
 
 Govt urged to extend WSP to year-end  Shamsuddin said employers could be more financially burdened after September as it would also see the end of the six-month Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) levy exemption for its registered members.Saturday, 11 July 2020
 
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Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data EffectivelyOn-Line & Class-room Basis (subject to government’s approval, terms & conditions)11-12 Aug 2020
Tatacara Menangani Masalah DisiplinOnline Learning-Microsoft Teams12-13 Ogos 2020
Tasks Automation with Microsoft Excel VBA/MacroOn-Line & Class-room Basis (subject to government’s approval, terms & conditions)13-14 August 2020
 

2018p 2019f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.432.7
Real GDP (% Growth)4.74.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)42,62744,275
CPI (% Growth)1.00.7 ~ 1.7
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million persons)15.315.6
Employment (million persons)14.815.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.3 ~ 3.5
Retrenchment (persons)23,168N/A
Foreign Workers ('000)2,015N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)4.88%4.86%
Non Executive (%)4.88%4.89%
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.182.06
Non Executive (months)1.951.97
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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